Risk of Injury Prompts Altec to Recall Several Aerial Devices
The Devices Have Improperly Sized Fiberglass Boom Tip Covers
Altec Industries Inc. is recalling more than 200 model year 2014-2015 A65, A70, A75, A72-T, A77-T, and A82-T aerial devices.
The affected aerial devices have a fiberglass cover over the boom tip that may have an improperly sized opening.
The improperly sized opening may allow the exposed metal tip of the boom to contact an electrically energized conductor, such as an overhead wire, increasing the risk of an injury to the boom operator.
Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace any boom tip cover that has an improperly sized opening, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2016.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Altec customer service at (205) 991-7733.